Technically speaking, Facebook Messenger does offer end-to-end encrypted communication options. Those are available in video and audio calls, a feature Facebook launched in August of this year. However, end-to-end encryption for actual text chats isn't available just yet. But that will change at some point in the future. Maybe in 2023.
Meta Platforms-owned Instagram is bringing two new features to its fans in the US: A quicker way to report a problem and carousel deletion with the ability to remove a single image from an Instagram carousel without deleting the whole multi-image post.
Instagram is developing a new moderation feature that would let you assign a single moderator to your live broadcast to approve and manage comments live comments.
Instagram and Twitter link previews are working again! Now sharing an Instagram post on Twitter actually renders the linked media instead of just showing URL text. For the past nine years, posting such links did nothing—in place of rich link previews, you saw raw Instagram links. But the companies are now having a change of heart.
Rumors had been swirling for a bit that Facebook, the social networking giant, was planning to rebrand in a major way. Starting with its name. And, indeed, it turns out those rumors were right on the money because today the company has confirmed those plans.
Instagram's link sticker has officially retired the swipe-up gesture as the company has confirmed that the new feature is now being rolled out to almost everyone.
Facebook will nudge teens on Instagram away from harmful content as well as encourage children to take a break from its toxic photo-sharing platform for a while.
Instagram is combining longer videos available on IGTV with feed videos into a new format, named simply Instagram Video, and it's also introducing a new Video tab on your profile.
Facebook is having quite a busy week. After welcoming Instagram Reels into the proper Facebook app (and the News Feed), the company is back with another announcement. It's not necessarily as big, per se, but it should help with messaging for groups.
It has been over a year since Facebook revealed that Instagram was launching its own TikTok-style competitor. That feature is called Reels, and, as you can imagine, it's all about creating short-form video set to some (popular ?) music. And now the feature is going wide.
In an effort to make its platform a generally safer place for its younger users, the Facebook-owned Instagram has confirmed a relatively big change for the service moving forward. The social network has confirmed that it will require a bit of information for its users if they want to continue to use the service.
Today, Instagram confirmed that, moving forward, users will need to provide their date of birth if they want to keep using the photo- and video-sharing platform. The company is now asking users for the information if they haven't already shared it. The company says the change will "create safer, more private experiences for young people."
Instagram search is getting more visual soon thanks to a TikTok-like grid that in the future will more prominently feature relevant photos and videos in search results.